The Value of Vocation

For three weeks this summer Henry and I stayed at our first, and probably last airbnb. We have no true horror stories to share, we were not robbed, or cheated, nor were we in any danger. At worst we experienced a few minor inconveniences or injustices. However, what airbnb gave us was a reminder that Hotelier, like Chef, or Writer (to name just a few), is a serious vocation, not something just anyone can play at (my written word is evidence enough). Continue reading

If That’s A Miracle Your God Is Lazy

Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger IIIAs someone who has spent a significant amount of time on-board flights over the past three months, I am absolutely awestruck and enamored of the outstanding and professional performance of Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III, the much noted pilot of US Airways 1549 which made a controlled ditch into the Hudson River. Continue reading